Fly Away Simulation

FS2004 Continental Express Convair 580

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
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2.38 MB
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Scanned 26 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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DXT3 textures only for Greg Pepper's CV-580. When Continental Airlines bought out Frontier Airlines, they were to put the CV-580s into service under the Continental Express banner for short haul routes. But only two CV-580s ever got painted and sadly they never got to see revenue service with Continental. Most of the old Frontier 580's are still flying today with various companies, but at long last are nearing the end of their useful lives and are being stored and scrapped. This is a rendition of N73166, which was the only CV-580 to ever wear the full Continental colors. You will need the base package from CalClassics. Thanks to Airliners photographer Jim Newton for shooting the picture of this historic plane and providing the additional aircraft data needed to complete this paint. Repaint by Joe DeGregorio.

Screenshot of Continental Express Convair 580 in the air.

Screenshot of Continental Express Convair 580 in the air.


  • Place the folder texture.bta into the cv580sp1 folder and open the aircraft.cfg with notepad and add this entry into it.
  • Make sure to change the X in the [flightsim.X] to whatever this # paint may be in your livery list.

title=Continental Express
atc_airline=Jet Link
ui_type=Convair CV-580
ui_variation=Continental Express
description=The Convair 580 was a General Motors modification of the existing CV340 and 440 airframes. The 501-D13H engine was flat rated at 3750 shp and max rated at 4000 shp. This 50 passenger airliner can still be found in regular passenger service today.

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The archive has 24 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
73166.jpg03.28.0765.14 kB
731661.jpg03.28.07140.62 kB
731662.jpg03.28.07102.64 kB
avsim.diz03.24.03360 B
CalClassics_Readme.txt03.27.059.94 kB
co580thumb.gif03.28.077.92 kB
FILE_ID.DIZ03.28.07985 B
My ReadMe.txt03.28.072.31 kB
texture.bta03.28.070 B
580-3.bmp05.08.03256.07 kB
580-4.bmp05.08.03256.07 kB
cv580cockpit.bmp09.08.021.00 MB
cv580left_L.bmp09.17.02682.75 kB
cv580left_t.bmp03.28.071.00 MB
cv580right_L.bmp09.17.02682.75 kB
cv580right_t.bmp03.28.071.00 MB
cv580wing.bmp04.04.034.00 MB
cv580wing_L.bmp09.10.02256.07 kB
cv580wing_t.bmp06.28.031.33 MB
spin_prop.bmp09.25.0264.07 kB
VClightmap_L.bmp09.08.0264.07 kB
Continental Express Convair CV-58003.28.070 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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